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Acrylic Painting III: Advanced and Intermediate Painting Approaches CEXTN33-202240 is a Course

Acrylic Painting III: Advanced and Intermediate Painting Approaches CEXTN33-202240

Apr 21 - May 20, 2022

$195 Enroll

Full course description

Thursday, 4/21/2022-5/19/2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Linda Hope

Painting students continue a journey of experimentation and exploration of acrylic painting processes and approaches in this intermediate level workshop. Guidance is offered for personal "painterly" problems if or when they arise during the evolution of a painting from its inception through its completion. Compositional considerations, surface development, brushwork and the interrelationship of these elements are addressed as students begin to develop their own styles and preferences. The last half hour of each session will be optional and reserved for question and answer with the instructor and individual studio practice.

Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. A device to capture images (digital camera, smart phone, or tablet, etc.) is helpful, but not required.

Image Credit: Cynthia Rickert



PAINTS: (2 oz. tubes unless otherwise indicated)

Titanium White (5 oz. tube recommended); Alizarin Crimson; Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Red Light; Cadmium Yellow Medium; Ultramarine Blue; Pthalo Blue (Plain or “Green Shade”); Burnt Sienna; Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre; Dioxyzine Purple; Raw Umber


• Set of Taklon brushes to include a FLAT brush, a FILBERT brush, and a ROUND brush. Get a set where the FILBERT and the FLAT brushes are at least ¾” across.

• Cheap Hardware Store type natural bristle brushes: 1"; 2"; 2.5"–3"

• If you can afford it get a couple of large brushes with white natural bristles, Filbert and Round shapes OR a white bristle brush set


• Plastic Palette knife, trowel shaped, with about a 4 inch blade.

• Spray bottle. Get one that will produce a fine mist, not the garden variety. The misters are available at cosmetic stores, or in the cosmetic sections at department and drug stores. Pump hairspray bottles work well.

• Disposable palette OR Plastic-coated Freezer Paper/Freezer Wrap or White Ceramic Plate

• Large Container for water (small plastic buckets work well); Bar Soap; Paper Towels


• Small Jar of Soft Gel Acrylic Medium, semi-gloss. This is optional, but great to have on hand. It will be what you will need to create transparencies, or, to experiment with glazing.

• Small bottle of Acrylic Fluid Glazing Liquid. This medium when mixed with acrylic paints will make them slower drying, if you want to experiment with a more extended open (workable) time.

• Container with tight-fitting lid to store your paint in between painting sessions.

• It might be helpful eventually to get a small tabletop easel, as painting with your surface vertically is often easier than working flat. I have seen presentation easels on-line at Office Depot type stores and at art supply stores like Blick’s for $15 - $20.